Ithaca College Business School Named Among Tops in Nation

ITHACA, NY — For the seventh straight year, the Ithaca College School of Business has been included among the top business schools in the nation in a listing compiled by the Princeton Review. The education services company features the school’s Master of Business Administration degree programs in the 2013 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools.”

“We consider Ithaca College one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president of publishing. “We selected the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296 or name one school best overall. The book features two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.

Those surveyed noted that Ithaca provides them with solid preparation in finance, presentation skills, quantitative skills and doing business in a global economy. Professors were praised for their “hands-on teaching philosophy” and for being “willing to bend over backwards to meet students’ academic and professional needs.” The school’s facilities were also given high marks: “Everything from the smart boards in the classrooms — which help make articulating difficult accounting concepts much easier — to the trading room is state-of-the-art.”

“We are delighted that our MBA students continue to express their high level of satisfaction with the instruction, technical skills and overall program excellence, ensuring that they are prepared to go out into today’s global business world,” said Mary Ellen Zuckerman, dean of the School of Business. “This positive rating is a credit to the former director of our MBA programs, Joanne Burress, our current director, associate dean Barbara Howard, and the graduate faculty who teach the classes.”

Students can choose between an MBA in business administration and an MBA in professional accountancy. Both programs provide instruction in management; the latter focuses on such elements of accounting as taxation and business law principles and is designed to prepare graduates for the CPA exam.

Accredited by AACSB International, the Ithaca College School of Business is housed in the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, the first facility for a college or university business school in the world to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification. In addition to its MBA programs, the school offers bachelor of science degrees in accounting and business administration (with concentrations in corporate accounting, finance, international business, management and marketing) and a bachelor of arts degree in legal studies.

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